Script: Written epigraphically and always with great calligraphic skill in a variety of styles by a single practiced hand, possibly the same which executed the drawings. Each page of the manuscript has a pen-drawn border on the recto side, containing an emblematical drawing, or complex calendrical or horological drawing, executed in pen and heightened with gold and silver. Binding: Original calf binding, now rather deteriorated, the sides very elaborately gold-tooled in a multiple rectangle pattern, the large innermost rectangle with a series of circles containing floral ornaments, similar half-circles at the edges, the back in compartments with floral decoration; marbled endpapers, plain edges. In Latin, Hebrew, and Greek.
Manuscript on parchment containing emblematical drawings related to horology and astrology, and astrological tables, each section opening with an elaborate title page.
Alchemy--Early works to 1800 Astrology--Early works to 1800 Horology--Early works to 1800
Greek, Ancient (to 1453) Hebrew Latin
Diagrams Drawings Manuscripts
Archives or Manuscripts
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Mellon MS 72
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Witten, Laurence C. and Pachella, Richard. Alchemy and the Occult: A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts from the Collection of Paul and Mary Mellon. Volume Four: Manuscripts, Mellon MS 72. Calendarium Naturale Magicum Perpetuum. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Partial work digitized.
Number of Pages: 4
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